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here's a look at the low visibility across the golden gate bridge through the waldo grade. be careful this morning. southbound 101 there's the drive time, 8 minutes right now between highway 37 and 580 in san rafael. let's check our forecast. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, yeah, fog the big story for today. we have fog and low clouds around the bay area and at least parts of the coastline and some of the north bay we're seeing some of the fog right now. visibility less than a quarter mile in places. i can vouch for less than that toward the coastline as we see some of the patchy dense fog at the beaches where visibility is almost next to nothing. be very careful about driving around the bay area as you might run into that. it's going to lift. we have sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about how warm it will be in your neighborhood. back to you. >> thank you. topping our news, the san francisco giants back in the bay area for today's game three of the play-off series against philadelphia. anne makovec is at the ballpark way preview this morning. anne good morning. >> reporter: home field advantage for the giants.
the national league championship series being played here in at&t park. the starting time is 1:19 this afternoon. it is a swing game. they are right now tied at 1-1. the park is going to be packed. according to ticket retailer stub hub, the words giants tickets and world series have been the most searched key words on their website over the past 24 hours. now, there are still some tickets available starting at around 55 to 60 bucks over a grand for some of the best seats. a lot of eyes today on the pitching staff. matt cain on the mound for the giants. some of the fans are already dribbling in here to at&t park. we heard from the very first one. he says the party is going to be all over the park. >> going to pick up. people are going to start trickling in. but i think after that it's going to be pandemonium. people will be all over the streets. >> reporter: so the question, do you call in sick today so
you can watch the game or do you call in sick tomorrow so that you can celebrate today? hopefully celebrations will be in order. sydnie? >> yeah. you just make a few extra trips to the break room at your office so you can check on the game. >> yeah. >> reporter: i think a lot of televisions and computers are going to be tuned in this afternoon. >> so that fan has 7 hours to wait until the game starts? >> yeah, he is just here to soak up the atmosphere which i have to say right now at at&t park a little slow. but you can it in the air. >> that is one die-hard fan. good for him. anne makovec, thank you very much in san francisco. in other news the state senate begins a hearing today into the san bruno explosion. they are expected to grill top leaders from pg&e. they will focus on inspections and maintenance of the pipeline that blew up last month. that blast killed eight people and destroyed 37 homes. meantime, pg&e is offering to buy out residents whose homes
were destroyed or badly damaged. this morning, the "chronicle" reports those who sell within six months can collect a $50,000 bonus. those offers began last week aimed at helping people get back on track. pg&e is also offering to help owners who want to rebuild in the same neighborhood. it is 6:03. in just a few hours a big vet that could ban toys from fast food kids meals in san francisco. the full board of supervisors will take up the proposed ban this afternoon. if it passes, more than 100 restaurants can only offer toys if fruits and veggies are included in the kids meals. a similar ban was passed in santa clara county last spring. mayor gavin if you some has threatened to veto the ban. also new this morning a search for two men linked to two robberies in concord. the first happened last night at a pizza shop near treat boulevard and oak grove. police say two armed men ordered the employees to the
floor, took cash and ran off. later police believe the same men robbed a subway store a few blocks away. there are described as two black males about 6 feet tall, one was wearing a black hooded jacket, the other a gray hooded sweatshirt. they left in a dark colored suv. if you know anything, contact police immediately. also, a man charged with sexually assaulting a woman at an apartment near walnut creek says he didn't do it. william joaquin has pleaded not guilty to the september 16 attack. he lived at the complex and police said he knew the victim. since june five women have been assaulted at the same complex. another man is already facing charges in three of the attacks. plans to expand ikea in emeryville are in the hands of the city council now. the store wants to develop a 60,000-foot warehouse near 53rd and hollis. it would store larger items for
customer pickups. but neighbors don't want it there mainly citing concerns over noise. it is unclear when a decision will be made. and if you use the golden gate bridge -- excuse me, the bay bridge to commute as you drive into work there are some changes. crews are about to install more segment for the new span. each section of that self- anchored suspension span is more than 100 feet tall. they will be part of the bay bridge's eastern span. the project is scheduled to be completed in 2013. 6:05. let's check on our traffic and weather. we'll start with elizabeth to find out how the commute is going. >> good morning, ladies. the biggest issue is the fog. it's causing low visibility. and chp says it may have caused this accident in solano county. westbound 80 before american canyon road. car and big rig involved in the accident. everything is off to the shoulder. no injuries so not seeing any huge delays. but again, watch out for the fog. you can see it in our camera here at the golden gate bridge.
not a bad drive time out of novato. we are still in the clear. even though we have the stalled big rig and waiting for a flatbed tow truck. big rig is loaded with concrete. outside the bay bridge toll plaza, where the metering lights will likely be turned on shortly but so far, there is no delay. so go ahead now and beat the rush. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> elizabeth, the fog the big story for today as we see dense fog in the bay area. visibility a quarter mile in parts of the bay area. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. we are seeing enoughing into there are delays at sfo about an hour so yeah, folks expecting some delays there in the morning hours but by the afternoon it should all be gone in most parts of the bay area. a lot of 70s, near 80 inland. inside the bay mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s and 70s. out at the coastline some 50s
and 60s. it looks like things will change toward the next couple of days. could see some rain returning to our for example. we'll talk more about that in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. 6:07. there is a heated fight over the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. >> most commanders are looking for strong patriotic americans. and we could care less about their sexual orientation. >> the ruling expected in just hours. the request from the feds. and it's happened again for the 13th time. a tylenol recall. the complaint from consumers. icine cabinets. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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jerry brown. governor jerry brown, again? hide your wallet. good morning. fog is thickening in the north bay and it's already caused a couple of accidents. we'll update you on those plus tell you why it might be a good idea to use bart this morning. it's all coming up. traffic in six minutes. time now 6:10. check your medicine cabinet. there's another recall involving tylenol. johnson & johnson said people complained about a musty moldy odor. the latest recall covers the tylenol eight-hour caplets that come in 50-count bottles. the move is precaution any and they say there is no serious health risk. this is the company's 13th
recall this year. just hours from now a federal judge is expected to announce a final decision on "don't ask, don't tell." earlier the judge ruled the policy is unconstitutional because it prevents openly gay people from serving in the military. the federal government is appealing that ruling and has requested a stay on the judge's decision. a judge is expected to deny the request. >> it's not going to have any bit of difference whatsoever to the military as we know it with the fact that you have now or will soon have openly gay soldiers. >> then president clinton adopted the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the early '90s to reform the military's practice of seeking out and discharging homosexuals. close the until further notice, that's the message from a dmv in hayward. the dmv shut down an inn august for renovations and was supposed to re-open last week. but the dmv says it doesn't have enough people to staff it and doesn't have the money to
hire anyone else. the closest dmvs are in oakland, fremont and pleasanton. it is 6:12. they are some of the best companies to work for but this morning, the bizarre complaints about companies like neighborhood and facebook and google. >> from bedbugs to mice. some bay area apartments are crawling with critters. the new way landlords may be formed to clean up their act. >> dense fog, but a lot of sunshine coming our way this afternoon. temperatures will be warming up. the forecast is coming up. stories:,,,,,,,,,,
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to see french masterpieces with his very own eyes. we even linked our citibank account to his so when his account ran low we just transferred funds. i just hope the language isn't a barrier. bonjour. [ mom ] my ryan can be very shy. [ male announcer ] from linked accounts to citi mobile we make it simple to manage your finances. what's your story? citibank can help you write it. good morning. well, chp has been telling us there's heavy fog in the area of solano county westbound 80 at american canyon road. may have actually contributed to this accident there involving a big rig but out of lanes now. and actually, not seeing any big delays. thick fog reported across the north bay. you can see it in our golden gate bridge shot. low visibility through the waldo grade and all across the span of the golden gate. so far looking good for your drive time. southbound 101 from 37 to 580 light, eight minutes. even despite this big rig blocking one right lane of southbound 101 before th --
before the 580 interchange. many people are sleeping in a little bit, fortunately, traffic is light from san rafael to the golden gate bridge. not the case here. this is definitely one of our slow spots. westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. almost a 20-minute drive time now as you head towards the dublin interchange. we can show you a live look at what traffic conditions are like approaching tassajara. increased volume approaching the dublin interchange. no metering lights yet. they will likely be turned on shortly. they have been turning them on around 6:20:00 a.m. so far we haven't seen any delays though even in the cash lanes so a nice ride into san francisco. and from the peninsula 101 and 280 look light as well. all in the green this morning. all right. why it might be a good idea to take bart? we have the giants game around lunchtime at 1:00. they take on the phillies and game 3 and so when all those people are heading home from
the game, expect a rough evening commute home. by the way, everything is running on time for bart, ace, muni and caltrain. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, it's that fog we're worried about today and dense fog showing up around the bay area. some visibilities down it a quarter of a mile. seeing delays now at sfo at an hour. so temperatures outside in the 40s and 50s. that patchy fog along the coastline making its way inside the bay and parts of the north bay valleys. numbers are running well into the 70s and 80s inland. 60s and 70s inside the bay and at the coast looking at 50s and 60s with patchy fog. looks like fantastic weather out there today but the low clouds and fog have crept in along the coastline and a thin layer and as it begins to break up to the middle of the morning, it should be a
spectacular day. return of raindrops. 71 in san mateo. 60s at the coast. east bay temperatures near 70. 6 san ramon. 66 berkeley. east bay temperatures going to be similar to the north bay as you will see those numbers up in the 60s and 70s by the afternoon. next couple of days we have sunshine but things switch gears and clouds roll in and late in the day there is a slight chance of showers thursday evening. partly cloudy towards friday. next weekend hard to time the storm system but looks like the weather track will turn more west into the weekend. back to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, the state senate begins a hearing today into the san bruno explosion. they are expected to grill top leaders from pg&e. they will focus on inspections and maintenance of the pipeline that blew up last month.
the blast killed 8 people and destroyed 37 homes. the san francisco giants host the phillies today in game 3 of the national league championship series. the best-of-seven series is now tied at one game apiece. game time is 1:00. and it comes down to this. today, a board of supervisors in san francisco will vote on whether to ban toys from fast food kids meals. they can only offer toys if fruits and veggies are included in the deal. bank of america's foreclosure freeze is over for half of the u.s. but not california. they will ask to start seizing homes again n california, the court doesn't have to approve foreclosures so that means b. of a. will continue to suspend them while it checks if proceedings were done legally. the country's largest lender announced the nationwide moratorium october 1 after the bank was accused of filing
documents that workers did not read. and flight delays they aren't just inconvenient. they are also really expensive. a new study finds that delays cost us $33 billion in 2007. that's the last year data was compiled. they also hurt car rentals and hotels. researchers hope the report will lead to improvements in airline operations. and some scientists say damage from the massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico not quite as bad as earlier feared. the "associated press" surveyed 35 researchers and asked them to rate the gulf's ecological health on a scale of 0 to 100. the average score was 65. that's just 6 points less than before the leak. it began with a deadly oil rig explosion in april. right now scientists and the government are shifting their focus away from the gulf's surface and towards deeper waters and the ocean bottom. 6:20. they are small dirty and creepy. we are talking about rodents.
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the landlords. the public health department is calling for the city to crack down on apartments and single occupancy hotel rooms. city supervisors are talking about charging bad landlords a nuisance fee fining them $1,000 a day if they don't clean up their apartments. >> that's the only way to get them to do what they are supposed to do. >> down the street, the hilton? $800 a night. it has bedbugs. so it's not room. every month the exterminator comes to each room. >> some residents claim tenants are responsible for the mess, not the landlords. they say bedbugs are a problem nationwide. some of silicon valley's tech companies may be good place to work, but they are being criticized for how they interview potential employees. now, this comes from glassdoor.com which collects information about thousands of companies. it names neighborhood google
and yahoo among the companies that job applicants most often criticize. why? because of peculiar questions like how would you figure out the number of kilowatt hours required to boil a container of water? okay. please tell me that's an engineering question. [ laughter ] >> glassdoor says once people start working for those companies their experience tends to be more positive. >> so that leads us our our question of the day. what is your worst interview experience? 6:25. golden gate park is a hotspot
for vandals lately but that could soon change. but that the swift action city leaders are taking to end it all. and giants fever hitting at&t park. the nl cs coming home. we'll have a preview of today's big afternoon game coming up next. and it didn't take long for traffic to get backed at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on. now we have a stall on the upper deck. details after the break. ♪
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning to you, it's tuesday, october 19. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time is 6:29. >> yeah, a lot of excitement building. the san francisco giants and the phillies about to battle it out as the national league championship series comes to the bay area today. anne makovec is just outside the stadium where the first pitch is just hours away. >> reporter: 1:19. a lot of our viewers are probably planning in calling in sick this morning, sick with giants fever. you can see the lights on here at at&t park. they are prepping the field at 6:30 a.m. giants facing the phillies this
afternoon game 3 of the national league championship series. right now tied at one after sunday's big game. the park will be parked. tickets are still available ranging are 55 to 60 bucks to over a grand depending on how big of a fan you are. and fans have already started lining up here at the at&t field. and they are pumped. >> been in the city for 28 years. and i'm here to represent and give back as a fan. >> reporter: you can see that live of taxis right there. this is on third street outside of the stadium. this is the first time that taxis are able to line up so that will make it easier for fans to go to and fro the stadium. you can see everybody getting ready for the game today. 1:19 and you have to pick your poison if you want to call in sick today. do you want to watch the game
today or celebrate tomorrow after a win? >> the weather is so nice so everyone nationwide will see how beautiful san francisco is. >> reporter: it's a beautiful morning out here. it should be a beautiful afternoon. lawrence has more details on that but this is perfect tourist weather. it will probably help all our property values go up, who knows. >> there you go. >> we have three games in a row. 6:31. golden gate park may soon be closed overnight in an effort to reduce crime. city officials drafting a law to make it illegal to be in the park overnight between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. violators could end up in jail. in recent months there's been a surge in violence and vandalism including a deadly stabbing and destruction of three holes at a golf course. a happy meal without fruit could soon become a meal without a toy. later today the board of supervisors in san francisco will vote on whether to ban
toys from fast food kids meals. if it passes, more than 100 restaurants can only offer toys if fruits and veggies are included in the meals. a similar ban was passed in santa clara county last spring. first police officers, now san carlos wants to outsource its fire department to save money. the city council voted to issue a formal request for the proposal. cal fire, san mateo, the menlo park fire protection district and redwood city have all expressed interest. right now, san carlos shares fire services are belmont but says it costs too much. the proposals are due december 3. the outsourcing would take effect in february. one bay area county may go cold turkey. santa clara county is considering some of the toughest no smoking rules in the country. kcbs radio's matt bigler on the three big changes being considered. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: good morning, yeah, there are three different ordinances that are automatic
encompassing for -- all encompassing for these smoking changes that could happen in santa clara county. the first deals with underaged smoking. apparently teenaged smoking is a big problem here in santa clara county. this ordinance could change that. what it would do is target stores that are selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors. it would require those stores in county areas to get a permit annual permit before they can sell any tobacco products. and that permit fee would partially pay for these new ordinances. there's also a smoking ban that targets outdoor smoking and also smoking in buildings. if this passes, then smoking in county parks would be illegal as well as in multiunit residents like hotels and even apartment buildings in county areas. and in outdoor lines. if this passes, you can't smoke if you're standing in line like for a movie theater. you have to be 30 feet away at least. all this will be discussed this afternoon. the board of supervisors is expected to talk about this this afternoon here in san jose.
they could pass it. we haven't heard whether or not this will come up for a vote. so far haven't been able to get ahold of any county supervisors to find out where we are on that. the big caveat for all this is of course that we're talking about unincorporated areas of santa clara county. only about 10% of the population resides there. i'm matt bigler reporting live in san jose for cbs 5. >> thank you. 6:34. let's get another check of traffic and weather before you head out the door. we start with elizabeth and earlier we had some problems. are they still there? >> yeah. we'll talk about the fog, caused a couple of problems in the north bay. the issue know is actually the bay bridge. didn't take long for things to back up. the metering lights were turned on. that was the first problem and and then there was a stall on the upper deck. ron and matt both with the kcbs phone force both let us know that this stall is right before the tunnel. it may be approaching the "s" curve. so watch out for that. bridge tow crews are trying to get out there now but it is blocking one lane so it's jammed up the incline, as well. and at the toll plaza, it's
backed up beyond the west grand overcrossing for at least 10 to 15 minutes to get on the bridge. let's track the ride on westbound 580 slow here, as well. this is one of our hotspots. 25 minutes to the dublin interchange and no surprise, slowing on westbound 4 through antioch. we had a couple of problems in the north bay, low visibility, westbound 80 approaching american canyon road. and we have that stalled big rig southbound 101 in san rafael before 580. still there. we are still waiting for the tow truck to get out there. no huge delays. looks okay across the span. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> we have seen some of the fog in the live shots but fog going to be the concern this morning as you see some of the dense fog, visibilities less than quarter mile in parts of the bay area. this afternoon looking good. lots of sunshine, temperatures near 80 degrees inland, 60s and 70s around the bay. at the coastline partly cloudy skies. couple of patches of fog temperatures there mainly in the 50s and 60s.
how about the giants? these games lining up. today should be fantastic for the game. before 6 degrees with sunny skies -- about 66 degrees with sunny skies. a little cooler tomorrow. then thursday the iffy day as the storm system is going to move in bringing clouds and a slight chance of showers heading in toward thursday evening. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. there is word that pg&e is offering buy-outs to san bruno residents whose homes were lost or damaged in the blast. melissa cabral is in sacramento where the state senate is holding its first hearing on that pipeline explosion. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there's a lot of questions that lawmakers want to get answered and that hearing gets under way this morning at the capital. back to the buy-out there are three scenarios for home owners according to the "san francisco chronicle." one is home owners who sell their homes within six months will get a $50,000 bonus from pg&e. also, if someone wants to rebuild their homes they can
get $50,000. but there is one catch. all rebuilding must be finished within 16 months. finally, home owners who sell who get less than market value before the explosion could receive an extra $10,000 from pg&e. now, an attorney filing suit on matter of of the victims according to the "chronicle" says the buy-out offer may prevent residents from being able to take pg&e to court. now, back out here live, the hearing will get under way at 9:30 and lawmakers hope that they will be able to talk about the issue, what happened, and maybe come up with some safety measures so what happened in san bruno doesn't happen again. back to you. >> thank you, melissa cabral. a federal judge is expected to announce a decision on th "don't ask, don't tell" policy. she ruled earlier the policy is unconstitutional. the federal government is appealing that ruling and has requested a stay on judge
phillips' decision. she is expected to deny that request. it's the latest battle be in the governor's raid. should illegal aliens be allowed to go to public colleges? jerry brown thinks so. yesterday he said he supports the dream act. it promises instate tuition rates for all students to graduate from a california high school. meg whitman doesn't support the dream act. she accused brown of putting illegal aliens first. >> can't believe that meg whitman would really say to these people, we don't want you to be skilled, we don't want you in college, we want you just doing the more menial types of activities. >> meanwhile, whitman was all about going green. yesterday she toured an environmental company in orange county. >> i promise you, i will go to sacramento, i won't owe anything to anybody except for the voters of california, and my number one priority is to restore the california dream for every californian. >> and with just two weeks left until the election jerry
brown's lead has narrowed. he and whitman are in a statistical dead heat. president obama making a quick trip to san francisco this week to help out his fellow democrats. thursday night he will attend a private phraser to raise money for the democratic -- fundraiser to raise money for the democratic national economy. he will also campaign for kamala harris the san francisco district attorney running for state attorney general. mr. obama arrives thursday afternoon. he will leave friday. 6:39. who is up for some baseball? >> in just minutes, your last chance to score tickets and how much they are going for. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. all right. no fun for commuters if you are crossing the bay bridge right now. unfortunately, it is already backed up towards the maze inching very close to it. we still have that stall reported on the upper deck. members of the kcbs phone force actually first alerted us to this. it is on treasure island. before you get to the tunnel, bridge crews out there now it sounds like it's still blocking a lane. unfortunately, it is causing a good sized backup for this time of the morning at the bay bridge. hopefully they will clear it soon. if you are coming from the other direction, coming up the peninsula, 101 and 280 both look good heading into san francisco. but we will zoom on in right
there towards at&t park. the giants take on the phillies today this afternoon at 1:00. could be a rough commute home. consider bart. the game should wrap up around 4:30-ish. somewhere around there. we got off the phone with chp got an update on this stalled big rig. southbound 101 before 580. tow crews are out there now working to clear that big rig from lanes. you can see a couple of slow sensors there as you make your way through san rafael. we have low visibility through marin county. southbound 101 across the span of the golden gate bridge. watch out for that through the waldo grade. we have had no problems and 101 is back open by the way through morgan hill after an accident yesterday involving an overturned big rig.
mass transit is on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. lawrence has your forecast. >> thank you. we have that dense fog out there today. that's the main weather concern as you see thick stuff out there. visibility less than quarter mile a good part of the bay area. be careful at the coast and parts of the north bay. 40s and 50s at this hour. this afternoon lots of sunshine cominger way and the temperatures working out great. near 80 degrees inland. 60s and 70s at the bay, 50s and 60s at the coast with patchy fog. beautiful weather today. we have had low clouds and fog along the coastline overnight tonight but not much and a thin layer so it will bust up early so about the middle of the morning or so we'll see the lift. delays at san francisco international airport of an hour. 75 in santa clara today. 72 los altos. east bay temperatures in the 60s and 70s. almost 80 degrees into antioch from brentwood.
77 degrees in walnut creek. and about 65 in richmond. how about the north bay? plenty of sunshine there, too toward the afternoon but starting out with thick fog this morning. temperature of about 75 degrees in santa rosa, 76 in sonoma. and about 78 degrees in fairfield. over the next couple of days, looking good here as we'll see a lot of sunshine and patchy fog. i think as we look towards thursday that could be interesting. we have a cold front diving in toward the bay area that day. a slight chance of some showers as we head in toward thursday night. partly cloudy friday. storms on the weekend but it looks like things turning more toward a wet pattern that could open up things next week as we'll expect to see showers headed our way. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. 6: 45. in business headlines a slight rise in housing starts and big earnings numbers for apple. >> for more here's jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: it's an earnings blitz this morning. apple started it off when they reported their numbers after
the close yesterday. that's why we are getting the full impact this morning. now, as far as the top and bottom lines go there was another blockbuster for apple. profit of $4.3 billion revenue of 20.3 billion. but analysts have very high standards when it comes to apple. they went past $300 a share last week. they didn't sell as many ipads as expected in the quarter. 4.2million versus about the 5 million that were expected. some supply issues there. also, apple which is typically conservative when it comes to forecasting for the current quarter or ahead came in well below what analysts were expecting for the current quarter at $4.80 a share versus the 5.07. as a result, apple shares are falling fairly significantly right now. about 4% down. that's 13 bucks just over $304 a share. also, housing starts a big deal for the economy.
we saw an increase in september of .3%. that was fueled by single- family homes up 4.4%. unfortunately, building permits were down over 5%. more trouble ahead for the housing market particularly for builders in the coming months ahead. stock market down significantly now. the dow lower by 114 points. nasdaq is off by 39. s&p is down by 12. one of the big hangs on the market. ibm beat expectation, but some of its numbers didn't jive with what wall street wanted. in particular its outsourcing deals overseas potentially some global economic impacts there. ibm shares are down about 4%. that's driving the dow lower right now. could be a little bit better of a holiday shopping season for retailers. the national retail federation did a study of about 9,000 consumers and people are going to spend a little more money this year than last year. on average, $688. that's about 7 bucks more than last year. but it is an increase.
retailers will take that. also, a little fewer people are looking for discounts this year under 42% saying that discounts will be the main drive behind what they are going to be buying versus 43% last year. >> all right. >> all right. >> jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. thank you so much. >> all right. jason, thank you. it is 6:48. hey, it's the hottest ticket in town a chance to see the giants host the phillies in the national league championship series. game 3 today and guess what there is still a chance to get there and see it in person. >> i know. we have a representative from stub hub outside at&t park. thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> good morning. very exciting. okay, so if we don't have a ticket in hand, how might we get one for today's game? how do we go about that? what's the price? >> reporter: it's not too late. we are going down to the wire, 1:19 pitch, fans can buy tickets until two hours prior to game time and there are
2,000 tickets available. there are $60 seats and some seats under $100. so big game today. >> i hear people are already thinking ahead, feeling positive and buying what world series tickets? >> reporter: absolutely. as you guys have mentioned, this morning fans have been searching on tickets for stub hub the top two key words have been giants tickets and world series tickets and we have already seen that fans are buying tickets to hedge their bets. they want to be there. so on average we have seen fans pay about $700 per ticket but all things considered i remember back in 2002, fans were trying to trade their cars, their beach house. it's a safer place to buy tickets now. everything on stub hub is fully guaranteed. >> the internet is really changing this whole ticket buying game, hasn't it? >> reporter: absolutely. absolutely. and, you know, it's much
simpler for fans to buy tickets. stub hub is the secondary official place to buy tickets for the giants. so fans, if you want to go today play hooky take an early lunch, still tickets available and certainly get you in there. >> love your enthusiasm. we are excited about it. you this, joellen ferrer with stub hub. game 3 starts at 1:00. cole hamels for the phillies, matt cain for the giants. >> i think someone might have asked you a question on facebook. are you a giants fan? >> of course! of course. i would love to see them in the world series. >> that would be great. 6:50. time for a look at what's coming up later there morning on "the early show." harry smith joins us from new york. harry, good morning. >> what are you phillies or giants fan? >> i'm a yankees fan. hello??? [ laughter ] >> well, i was just thinking. >> you know, what are the chances that the giants would face the yankees? >> wouldn't that be quite a
series. >> wouldn't that be something, wow. just seems like old times. here's part of the problem, though,cy went to the yankees game last night and cliff lee just beat up the yankees like nobody's business. 13 strikeouts. it was not pretty. so we have a long way to g we wish the giants all the luck in the world. two weeks to go to the midterm elections. two weeks from today. brand-new cbs news poll shows less than half of the independents now, it's the independents, of course, who really do elect our official across the country, less than half the independents who voted for president obama in 2008 will continue to support the democratic party. that's a big gray area there. our political analysts at the big board with us this morning to show us what to expect if the next two-weeks including california. plus, could facebook be leaking your information to internet tracking companies? do you think??? our tech experts tell you how
to stay -- keep your private things private. and health food fakeouts. how some seemingly healthy foods can wreck your diet and cause you to gain weight. there you have it. all that and more coming up right here. and i bought my tickets on stub hub. >> i'll root for your yankees if you root for our giants. how's that? >> sold! >> okay. thank you, harry smith. we'll see you on "the early show" at 7:00. 6:52 now. pg&e is making a deal with home owners. the offer on the table and the bonus for people who act fast. n francisco giants ,, [ male announcer ] itchy dry scalp? get selsun blue for itchy dry scalp. strong itch-fighters target scalp itch while 5 moisturizers leave hair healthy. selsun blue. got a clue? get the blue. you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about
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and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime. no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. philadelphia. anne makovec is at the ballpark with a preview. it is 6:55. the san francisco giants are back at at&t park for the national league championship series against philadelphia. anne makovec reports from at&t park. >> reporter: fans are already showing up before the sun comes up or the lights are on here at at&t park for today's big game. giants facing the phillies in game 3 of the national league
championship series. they are right now tied 1-1. so it's a swing game and the park is going to be packed. it's the first nlcs since barry bonds and the runnerup world series finish in 2002. we talked with the first giants fans who arrived here at the park about what we can expect. >> i'm going to pick up, people are going to start trickling in but i think after that later on today it's going to be pandemonium. it's going to be so packed people will be walking all over. >> reporter: tickets are still available as we heard from the rep from stub hub ranging from $60 to over $1,000 depending on how much of a die-hard fan you are. juliette and sydnie. >> if we're stuck at home we have to watch it on that other station. [ laughter ] >> anne makovec, at at&t park, thank you. time now 6:56. the state senate begins a hearing today into the san bruno explosion. they will focus on inspections and maintenance of the pipeline that blew up last month. pg&e is offering to buy out
residents whose homes were destroyed or badly damaged. the "chronicle" reporting those who sell within 6 months can collect a $50,000 bonus. and we are just hours away from a vote that could ban toys from fast food kids meals in san francisco. the full board of supervisors will take up the proposed ban this afternoon. if it passes, more than 100 restaurants can only offer toys if fruits and vegetables are included in the kids meals. my kids like that fruit actually. i like the fries. but they like the fruit. [ laughter ] >> now we know why you let them have it! >> i like the toys! so we're all good. let's get a look at traffic and weather before we end it all. >> let's go out to the san mateo bridge. they did some emergency repair work overnight again near the scene of that crack they discovered last week. but everything has been re- opened since 5:00 this morning. so pretty quiet across the span. out to the bay bridge,
different story. busy morning here. they did clear that stall just now on the upper deck right before treasure island. but it's still very sluggish up the incline and unfortunately, it is backed up to the macarthur maze. golden gate bridge, looking good except for those low clouds and fog that lawrence has been talking about this morning. so causing some low visibility and they are working to clear a stall right now in san rafael that's been out there since just after 5:00. southbound 101 right before 580 so it's still sluggish through that stretch. mass transit everything is on time and by the way, bart will be running longer trains heading to the giants phillies play-off game at at&t park this afternoon. first pitch is at 1:19. let's check in with lawrence and see what the forecast is. >> give us some good weather. >> a little gray this morning but but good at game time. 80s inland, 60s and 70s at the
bay, 50s and 60s coastside. slight chance of showers thursday. unsettled on the weekend. is there a bad day at pebble beach? yeah, i don't think so. >> if you have a bad golf day you say it's a bad day. >> i think it's nice out there. one of the most beautiful places in the world. >> gorgeous. >> what's this about rain on thursday? i mean, they are going to be playing a later game. >> there is a slight chance at that time weather may affect that game because there is a chance -- >> lawrence! > one day at a time. today is perfect, 66 degrees. >> we panned up and shot the sky, beautiful today. >> at&t park all good. >> love it! got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email firstname.lastname@example.org.